Friday, February 20, 2009

Albanian Muslim Mafia Kosovo Chiefs "Dream" About Turning Province into "a European Colombia", Drugs Shipped to NY & Philly Support Terrorism.

Mafia expert: "Kosovo, Europe's Colombia" The Albanian mafia in Kosovo is trying to produce genetically modified cocaine that would make it independent from its Colombian suppliers.

This is according to Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, author of the bestseller book "Gomorra" on the Naples mafia, made into an award-winning movie.

Saviano said in an interview that the Albanian mafia in Kosovo chiefs "dream" about turning the province into "a European Colombia". "In order to achieve this, they wish to genetically engineer a type of coca plant that would grow in Kosovo's climate.

In this way, the Albanian mafia would have a monopoly over the cocaine trade. They need 20 years to achieve this," he said, and added that "then, Kosovo will without a doubt become the new Colombia". Saviano has spent the past three years living under round-the-clock police protection, with the crime families sending out messages that he would be punished for writing the book, which he based on his own investigations.

The Albanian Muslim Mafia is run by Daut Kadriovski aka Mehmed Haidini the reputed boss of one of the 15 Families, embodies the tenacity of the top Kosovar drug traffickers. A Yugoslav Interior Ministry report identifies him as one of Europe's biggest heroin dealers, and Nicovic calls him a "major financial resource for the KLA." Through his family links, Nicovic says, Kadriovski smuggled more than 100 kilos of heroin into New York and Philadelphia, in 1993 he headed for the United States (New York City), where it's believed he continues to operate, moving between Philadelphia, New York City and Northern New Jersey.

According to a
CNN report the FBI "Officials said ethnic Albanians (MUSLIMS) from Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro" make up the emerging American criminal cartel and "represent a major challenge to federal agents because of their propensity for violence and brutality." This statement comes several months after Amnesty International declared NATO-administered Kosovo province a hotbed of Albanian organized crime activity (AOC). The direct links with Al-Qaeda terrorists have not been revealed yet, but the FBI believes that the emerging Muslim Albanian Mafia in the US may be implicated in terrorist financing hence FBIs continuing surveillance "to see whether the militant Muslims in the emerging organized crime world demonstrate ties to organizations suspected of involvement in terrorist financing".

Meanwhile, western newspapers write that a year after Kosovo's unilateral independence proclamation, the expectations of its leaders and people have not been met. A year after Kosovo proclaimed independence, political stability is weak, even though more than 50 countries have recognized its independence, among them the U.S. and most of the EU, Reuters said.

Reuters states that Kosovo has gotten a new constitution, military, national anthem, flag, and 18 embassies, mostly in Western countries, but added that there are many things it has not received, commenting that it is strange that the euro is the official currency, consideration that EU membership is a far-away dream for Kosovo.

Berliner Zeitung daily writes that nothing has changed in Kosovo or the region since the "extremely controversial" independence proclamation. The German newspaper stated that Kosovo is poor and overpopulated, and despite its flag and anthem, will not become an equal European nation like Denmark or Bulgaria.

What's more, the article published on Monday says, nobody has pretentions of that nature. When Kosovo politicians try to go against something their tutors have said, which they dare do from time to time (Mafia runs the area), they know in advance that nothing will come of it, the daily continued.

Bill Warner
private investigator